RAY DAVIES

"Quiet Life"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Ray Davies was born in London in June 1944. He was the leader and chief-songwriter for The Kinks. He first really started making solo albums after the final Kinks album (so far) "To the Bone" in 1996. Read more on the Kinks page!


Discography:


1. Return to Waterloo - Arista 1985

Tracks:
1. Intro / 2. Return to Waterloo / 3. Going Solo / 4. Missing Persons / 5. Sold Me Out / 6. Lonely Hearts / 7. Not Far Away / 8. Expectations / 9. Voices In The Dark
Rating : 7


2. Eighty Days - Unreleased 1987

Tracks:
1. Let It Be Written / 2. Our World / 3. Well-Bred Englishman / 4. Against the Tide / 5. Ladies of the Night / 6. On the Map / 7a. It Could Have Been Him / 7b. Mongolia Song / 7c. No Surprises / 8. Welcome to India / 9. Just Passing Through / 10. Who Do You Think You Are? / 11. 80 Days / 12. Members of the Club / 13. Conspiracy / 14. Tell Him, Tell Her / 15. Be Rational
Rating : 4


3. Waterloo Sunset - Castle 1997

Tracks:
1. The Shirt / 5. Voices in the Dark / 9. Return to Waterloo / 11. Million Dollar Pound Semi-Detached / 12. My Diary + 10 Kinks songs
Rating : 7


4. Storyteller - Konk 1998

Tracks:
1. Storyteller / 2. Introduction / 3. Victoria / 4. My Name (Dialogue) / 5. 20th Century Man / 6. London Song / 7. My Big Sister (Dialogue) / 8. That Old Black Magic / 9. Tired of Waiting / 10. Set Me Free [Instrumental] / 11. Dad and the Green Amp (Dialogue) / 12. Set Me Free / 13. Front Room (Dialogue) / 14. See My Friends / 15. Autumn Almanac / 16. Hunchback (Dialogue) / 17. X-Ray / 18. Art School (Dialogue) / 19. Art School Babe / 20. Back in the Front Room / 21. Writing the Song (Dialogue) / 22. When Big Bill Speaks/The Man Who Knew a Man (Dialogue) / 23. It's Alright (Dialogue) / 24. It's Alright (Dialogue) / 25. It's Alright (Dialogue) / 26. Julie Finkle (Dialogue) / 27. Ballad of Julie Finkle / 28. Third Single (Dialogue) / 29. You Really Got Me / 30. London Song [Studio Version]
Rating : 9

5. The Tourist (EP) - V2 - 2005

Tracks:
1. The Tourist / 2. Yours Truly Confused N10 / 3. London Song / 4. Storyteller
Rating : 5

6. Thanksgiving Day (EP) - V2 - 2005

Tracks:
1. Thanksgiving Day / 2. Yours Truly Confused N10 / 3. London Song / 4. Storyteller / 5. Thanksgiving Day (Alt.)
Rating : 5

7. Other People´s Lives - V2 - 2006

Tracks:
1. Things are gonna change (the morning after) / 2. After the fall / 3. Next door neighbour / 4. All she wrote / 5. Creatures of little faith / 6. Run away from time / 7. The tourist / 8. Is there life after breakfast? / 9. The getaway (Lonesome train) / 10. Other people's lives / 11. Stand up comic / 12. Over my head
Rating : 7

6. Working Man's Café - V2 - 2007

Tracks:
1. Vietnam Cowboys / 2. You're Asking Me / 3. Working Mans Café / 4. Morphine Song / 5. In A Moment / 6. Peace In Our Time / 7. No One Listen / 8. Imaginary Man / 9. One More Time / 10. The Voodoo Walk / 11. Hymn for a New Age / 12. The Real World
Rating : 8

7. Americana - V2 - 2017

Tracks:
1. Americana / 2. The Deal / 3. Poetry / 4. Message from the Road / 5. A Place in Your Heart / 6. Mystery Room / 7. Silent Movie / 8. Rock 'N' Roll Cowboys / 9. Change for Change / 10. The Man Upstairs / 11. Heard the Beat Before / 12. A Long Drive Home to Tarzana / 13. The Great Highway / 14. The Invaders / 15. Wings of Fantasy
Rating : 8

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - October 29 - 2007

354 Return to Waterloo - 1985
403 Storyteller - 1998
687 Other People´s Lives - 2006
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October 29 - 2007 - "rateyourmusic.com"


My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:
( More tracks will be added eventually!)


1. Quiet Life ( Ray Davies ) Absolute Beginners ( soundtrack)
2. Return to Waterloo ( Ray Davies ) Return to Waterloo
3. Going Solo ( Ray Davies ) Return to Waterloo
4. Missing Persons ( Ray Davies ) Return to Waterloo
5. Thanksgiving Day ( Ray Davies ) Thanksgiving Day
6. Expectations ( Ray Davies ) Return to Waterloo
7. Voices in The Dark ( Ray Davies ) Return to Waterloo
8. Ballad of Julie Finkle ( Ray Davies ) Storyteller
9. My Diary ( Ray Davies ) Waterloo Sunset
10. Storyteller ( Ray Davies ) Storyteller
11. The Tourist ( Ray Davies ) The Tourist
12. Thanksgiving Day alt. - ( Ray Davies ) Thanksgiving Day
13. Not Far Away ( Ray Davies ) Return to Waterloo
14. London Song ( Ray Davies ) Storyteller
15. Art School Babe ( Ray Davies ) Storyteller
16. Things Are Gonna Change ( Ray Davies ) Other People´s Lives
17. After the Fall ( Ray Davies ) Other People´s Lives
18. That´s All She Wrote ( Ray Davies ) Other People´s Lives
19. Other People´s Lives ( Ray Davies ) Other People´s Lives
20. The Real World ( Ray Davies ) Working Man's Café
21. Run Away From Time ( Ray Davies ) Other People´s Lives
22. One More Time( Ray Davies ) Working Man's Café
23. Imaginary Man ( Ray Davies ) Working Man's Café
24. You're Asking Me ( Ray Davies ) Working Man's Café
25. Working Man's Café ( Ray Davies ) Working Man's Café
26. Morphine Song ( Ray Davies ) Working Man's Café
27. On the Map ( Ray Davies ) Eighty Days
28. Eighty Days ( Ray Davies ) Eighty Days
29. The Deal ( Ray Davies ) Americana
30. Poetry ( Ray Davies ) Americana
31. Message From the Road ( Ray Davies ) Americana
32. A Place in Your Heart ( Ray Davies ) Americana
33. Rock'n Roll Cowboys ( Ray Davies ) Americana
34. The Great Highway ( Ray Davies ) Americana
35. Wings of Fantasy( Ray Davies ) Americana

LINKS:

The Official Ray Davies


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